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Health promotion in Australia: twenty years on from the Ottawa Charter.

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Source
Promot Educ. 2007;14(4):203-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
2007
Author
Vivian Lin
Sally Fawkes
Author Affiliation
La Trobe University, School of Public Health, Australia. v.lin@latrobe.edu.au
Source
Promot Educ. 2007;14(4):203-8
Date
2007
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Australia
Canada
Chronic Disease
Community Health Services
Health Policy
Health promotion
Health status
Humans
Ontario
Social Marketing
World Health
Abstract
Australia has a longstanding history of promoting health through programs that reflect the principles of the Ottawa Charter and recognising the importance of social determinants of health. Health promotion programs are delivered by a wide range of organisations, in a wide range of settings and sectors for, or with, multiple groups. Since the mid-1980s aspects of infrastructure and capacity for health promotion, such as human and financial resources, have been put in place including the establishment of health promotion foundations via tobacco hypothecation. Following neo-liberal reforms in the 1990s, however, government policies have increasingly focused more narrowly on specific diseases and risk factors. Chronic disease has become the new banner under which health promotion, social determinants and efforts to address health inequalities fit. While the importance of social determinants is often recognised within and outside the health sector, health promotion practitioners are seldom at the centre of policy development. (Promotion & Education,
PubMed ID
18372869 View in PubMed
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